CRIME & SAFETY
Local Deputies Maintain Safety and Order: A Review of their Activities from 24th-26th November 2023
The article reports on the activities of deputies in various townships from 24th to 26th November 2023. The deputies handled a range of situations, including 911 hang up calls, traffic violations, residence checks, and alarm responses. They also supported the Ohio State Highway Patrol with traffic crash scenes and conducted extra patrol requests and school checks.
Local Law Enforcement Activity Round-Up: November 20-22, 2023
This article outlines law enforcement activities from November 20 to 22, 2023. On November 20, Sgt. Stillson stopped a vehicle on State Route 339 in Waterford Township due to a false Ohio registration. The driver, Lisa Michelle Bauerbach, received a citation for fictitious plates.
Crews respond to house fire near Ohio 7
DUNHAM TOWNSHIP — A house off of Ohio 7 was destroyed by fire over the weekend. The Dunham Township, Belpre and Little Hocking Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the blaze at 1776 Briggs Hill Road outside Belpre after it was called in at 4:54 p.m. Saturday, according to Dunham Fire Chief Ernie Hoschar.
UPDATE: Crews battle structure fire near Belpre
BELPRE, Ohio (WTAP) - UPDATE 11/26/2023 5:15 p.m.:. The house that caught fire is considered a total loss according to Dunham Township Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Dustin Maze. No injuries were reported, though one resident has been displaced. Assistant Chief Maze said the secondary explosions were due to propane...
Wood County man accused of stabbing his father on Thanksgiving Day, police say
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WCHS) — Police have arrested a Wood County man accused of stabbing his father on Thanksgiving Day. Carl Clayton Robinson, 35, of Parkersburg, has been charged with malicious wounding, according to a news release by the Parkersburg Police Department. The news release said officers responded to a...
Local Deputy Seeks Assistance in Identifying Man Involved in Trading Post Thrift Store Parking Lot Accident
A man involved in a car accident at the Trading Post Thrift Store parking lot on October 24, 2023, needs to be identified. Deputy Schwendeman, the officer on the case, clarified that the man is not a criminal suspect. He reported the incident to the store staff and waited for the other car owner to be informed.
Local Crime and Incident Report: November 16-18, 2023
Reports from Ohio on November 16 and 17, 2023, highlighted various criminal activities, traffic offenses, and civil disagreements. On November 16, Deputy Windland arrested Shawn Covey, 46, in Marietta Township. Covey was accused of disorderly conduct, involving a threat to another person's life and minor physical injury. He was charged with strangulation and domestic violence.
Merluzzi receives prison sentence for attempted murder, other offenses
PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man has been sentenced on numerous felonies including attempted murder from a 2022 fire, a release from the Wood County Prosecuting Attorney said. Ryan Merluzzi, 29, 1500 Core Road, Parkersburg, was sentenced on Nov. 6 of the felony offenses of first-degree arson, breaking and entering,...
Two people arrested after throwing drugs out of car window
BELPRE, OHIO (WTAP) - Two people were arrested in Belpre Township on felony drug charges. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Ryan Jeffrey and Amanda Schmidt were arrested and transported to Washington County Jail. Agents with the Southeast Major Crimes Task Force conducted a traffic stop after spotting...
Local Authorities Respond to Traffic Violations, Incidents, and Arrests in Washington County
On November 15, 2023, local authorities received two disconnected 911 calls and issued various traffic citations. The violations included equipment malfunctions, lane violations, and speeding. On the same day, deputies carried out routine tasks including sex offender compliance checks, residence checks, and school checks. They also attended to incidents such as an injured deer, a deer obstructing traffic in Warren Township, and a call for help at the VA clinic.
Crews respond to Rt. 7 brush fire in Washington County
MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - Multiple fire departments are responding to a brush fire in Washington County. The Little Hocking Fire Department initially responded to the fire at 1:47 this afternoon. The Dunham, Barlow ,Coolville, and Carthage, Volunteer Fire Departments were called in to assist, along with the Department of Natural...
Washington County Sheriff's Activities: Multiple Arrests and Community Safety Measures on Nov 15, 2023
On November 15, 2023, Washington County authorities received a variety of reports. These involved a 911 hang-up call, traffic violations, and a welfare check in Dunham Township. A complaint about barking dogs was also filed.
Marietta Highway Patrol Post names Reynolds Trooper of the Year
MARIETTA — Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Mitch Reynolds has been selected as the Marietta Post’s Trooper of the Year, the post said. Reynolds was chosen for his leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous treatment of others, enthusiastic work attitude and cooperation with supervisors, peers and the public, the post said in a release.
Court no-show in vehicular homicide case leads to warrant
MARIETTA — A warrant was issued for a woman’s arrest after she did not appear for sentencing on a charge of vehicular homicide Friday morning in Washington County Common Pleas Court. Amy Andermanis, 43, of 1110 Moody Ridge Road, Vincent, was indicted in December 2021 on one count...
Man convicted of involuntary manslaughter in relation to May 2022 incident
MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - Oscar Hernandez Diaz was sentenced to 3-4 years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Hernandez Diaz was originally on trial for one count of murder but after a hung jury, the prosecuting attorney and the defense attorney agreed to a plea deal. This came...
Marietta man receives prison sentence for manslaughter
MARIETTA — A Marietta man Thursday evening was sentenced to prison for involuntary manslaughter by a judge in Washington County Common Pleas Court. Oscar Hernandez Diaz, 42, pleaded guilty and was sentenced from three to four and a half years in prison for killing Abraham Olvera. Hernandez Diaz and...
Local Law Enforcement Activity Report: Incidents, Arrests, and Community Assistance on November 14, 2023
On November 14, 2023, local law enforcement in different townships reported various incidents. A 911 call was abruptly ended in Belpre Township, and an alarm was responded to. The Marietta Police Department received help from a deputy. In Adams Township, a dispute between neighbors was handled by a deputy.
Identity released of victim found on I-90 early Friday morning
We are learning new information in the discovery of a woman’s body along Interstate 90 early Friday morning during a reported brush fire. The victim has officially been named by Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook as 48-year-old Michelle Tayse of Nashville, Tennessee. The coroner also ruled the death as a stabbing. The body was originally […]
Trooper Mitch Reynolds: Marietta OSHP Trooper of the Year
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Trooper Mitch Reynolds has been selected for the 2023 Trooper of the Year for its post. Trooper Reynolds joined the OSHP in 2019 and has served at the Marietta post. Accrording to a release from the...
Individuals attempted to steal ATM
Vienna PD is looking for information on the incident.